Gaither Brings Gospel To Sirius
June 29, 2006 at 7:00 AM (PT)
GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION Hall of Fame inductee BILL GAITHER, whose name is synonymous with Southern Gospel and Contemporary Christian music, will host a new weekly music program on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO. BILL GAITHER's HOMECOMING RADIO will debut on JULY 9th on SIRIUS channel 62, "The Roadhouse." The three-hour program will be broadcast at 9a ET and again at 9p ET every SUNDAY.
GAITHER and his wife GLORIA have written more than 600 songs, many of which have become popular standards of Christian music, for which they were named ASCAP’s Christian Songwriters of the Century. In 1991, GAITHER started the “Homecoming” tours of Christian music artists, which have become among the most successful tours in the concert industry.
“I am very excited for this opportunity to team up with SIRIUS to take encouraging, positive music to their many listeners on a weekly basis. It is always rewarding when our programming finds its way into new places, but in this case it is particularly thrilling to be a part of the rapidly-expanding world of satellite radio,” said GAITHER.